In the wake of Hurricane Ian, Florida residents are assessing the damage to their homes and businesses. Many parts of the state are without power and water, and people have been displaced. Our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by this terrible storm.
To help those affected by Hurricane Ian, we've compiled a list of ways you can aid relief efforts. From cash donations to volunteering, there are many effective ways to help.
The American Red Cross, The Salvation Army and Florida Disaster Fund are all taking donations for hurricane relief.
Saint Zita Disaster Relief & Recovery
Saint Zita Disaster Relief & Recovery has posted a list of needed items on its website, including shovels, goggles, diapers, feminine products, toothbrushes and nonperishable food.
Big Dog Ranch
Big Dog Ranch is a Florida shelter that is putting out a call for donations of wet or dry dog and cat food, blankets, and crates. The shelter will use those items and give them to other shelters in need.
Empathize with Hurricane Ian survivors by volunteering with a charity providing relief. Here are a few organizations accepting volunteer applications:
The Red Cross
The Red Cross is looking for volunteers to become emergency response staff. Volunteers can be trained as blood transportation specialists, disaster action team members, shelter services, and more.
FEMA is a disaster mitigation agency that fights to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. They provide assistance in the event of natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods and earthquakes.
Volunteer Florida will pair you with volunteer opportunities specifically benefiting Hurricane Ian survivors. This will help you to get involved and make a difference in your community.
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